At least three PKK terrorists were killed by Turkish security forces near the border with Iraq in southeastern Turkey’s Sirnak province.
According to a military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, the terrorists were preparing to attack a military base. An anti-tank mine and improvised explosive devices were also seized.
Turkish artillery also destroyed terrorist positions in Iraq after citizens gave them information about PKK checkpoints in the area. Meanwhile, two village guards in Bingol’s Genc district were slightly injured when PKK terrorists used explosives to attack a railway line. They were later discharged from hospital after treatment.
Also, Hakkari governor declared a curfew in some parts of Yuksekova district to ensure safety of life and property of civilians during a military operation against the PKK. According to the governor’s statement, the curfew will continue until further notice.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, and resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, PKK terrorist attacks martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations.